Balancing Worklife; Enhancing Improved Employee Performance in the Banking Sector of Bayelsa State, Nigeria

International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI) | Volume VI, Issue I, January 2019 | ISSN 2321–2705

Balancing Worklife; Enhancing Improved Employee Performance in the Banking Sector of Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Dr Patrick N Nwinyokougi1, Zite, N Precious2

1,2Department of Office and Information Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Abstract—This study concerned its empirical focus on the burden of work employees of commercial banks in Nigeria, especially Bayelsa state face and the stress it brings into their personal lives viz a viz its relationship with performance at work. Four Hundred (400) staff of the commercial banks was surveyed as the total population from all the banks branches in the state. To derive a study sample from the total population, the Krejcie and Morgan sample determination table was used to extract 196 respondents. Data gathered with the aid of structured close-ended questionnaire were tested using Pearson Moment Correlation Coefficient and presented using (SPSS). The study established strong significant relationship between work-life balance and employee productivity of commercial banks in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. The tests of partial correlation showed that organizational culture and leadership have strong moderating effects work-life balance and employee productivity in the banks studied.

Keywords: Worklife Balance, Job Shift, Vacation, Job Delegation, Retirement Scheme


In today’s business world, employee performance is key determinant in the achievement of organizational goals. As a result, organizations look for different ways of motivating their employees, in order for them to give their best to the organization. For organizations to be sustained, improved employee performance must be the focus. Work life balance is a very important phenomenon that is of great concern to various employees in both private and public sector. It goes beyond prioritizing the work role and one’s personal life. It also affects the social, psychological, economical and mental wellbeing of the individual. All these are been reflected in the output of the individual, which affects their productivity in the work place on the long run. Work life balance has implication on employee attitudes, behaviors, wellbeing as well as organizational effectiveness [1].

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